GOP\’s Andrew Roraback Holding Fundraiser With Henry Kissinger In New York City

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Battling against $800,000 in campaign commercials by national Democrats, Republican C0ngressional candidate Andrew Roraback is holding three fundraisers with national figures to boost his campaign coffers.

\"\"The first event was Sunday at a private home in Greenwich with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House.

The second is with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the famed former Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in New York City on Wednesday. Kissinger, 89, has maintained a second home for more than 25 years in Roraback\’s district in Kent. Kissinger\’s wife, Nancy, is a registered Republican in Kent, while the former Secretary votes in New York City.

Kissinger\’s isolated estate, which is about 50 acres, was the site of a major fundraiser in April 2008 with then-President George W. Bush for state Senator David Cappiello, who was running for the same seat that Roraback is now seeking. The district stretches from Simsbury to Meriden to Danbury to Salisbury.

Roraback is running against Democrat Elizabeth Esty, while Cappiello had been seeking to unseat Congressman Christopher Murphy, who is now running for U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon.

Roraback\’s third fundraiser will be with Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania on Friday, October 26.

“He is likely to be the next chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee,’’ Roraback said, adding that Shuster will be “meeting with construction company workers and executives to get a first-hand understanding of how much work needs to be done here’’ on Interstate 84, among others.

I-84 “needs a lot of help,\’\’ Roraback told Capitol Watch.

The maximum contribution for all three fundraisers, under federal law, is $2,500 per person.

“Obviously, the Democrats are going all out to raise money for my opponent, and I’m happy to have the help of my party to answer some pretty outrageous and untruthful ads,\’\’ Roraback said.

Roraback, an attorney who attended Yale University and the University of Virginia, is battling against Esty, who attended Harvard College and Yale Law School.

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6 thoughts on “GOP\’s Andrew Roraback Holding Fundraiser With Henry Kissinger In New York City

  1. DrHunterSThompson

    Kissinger – doesn’t get any cooler than that.

    We all understand the need for campaign cash, and i hope Andrew raises whatever it is he feels he needs. But on the issues, anyone in the 5th that is breathing knows he is the only choice. The national dems can dump all the cash, they want into the local economy (thanks!) but this one is over. We all know it.


  2. Charles Arcola

    This article failed to mention a major source of Roraback’s funding. Roraback co-wrote the 1976 # 1 hit “Disco Lady” by Johnny Taylor; he also sang backing vocals on the song. Royalties from his writing credit and his vocals on the record in effect go directly to the campaign. While Rorabck has impressive academic credentials with Yale and UVA Law School, it should not be forgotten that his forays into pop music provide a source of income for the campaign.

  3. MrLogical

    Roraback wins in a landslide. He’s the only authentic independent thinker in Connecticut which is in stark contrast to the progressive Esty. Heck, many of the Dem solons in CT-5 wanted to run him as their candidate.

  4. No one you're likely to know....

    Nice of him to visit someplace outside of CT’s 1st Congressional district for a change; he’s been poaching off of Decker’s donors like crazy.

  5. Mandy

    “Disco Lady” was a major hit for sure. I wonder what some of the conservatives in the CT GOP think about the song’s risque lyrcis, such as “Move it in/Move it out/Shove it in/Shove it out”

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading that Roraback co-wrote “Disco Lady”

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